You didn’t think about dying today. There was no urgency because it’s just another day.
You woke up and went about your life like you do every other day. You let your grass grow taller, the car go unwashed, your kids go without a good conversation with their mom or dad and weeks without truly connecting with the people you love most.
How can we waste so much time but never be bored? How are we wasting our lives?
We waste our lives 1-second at a time.
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Today Instagram (owned by Facebook) announced a new app called Boomerang. I’m not linking to it in this post because I don’t want you to download it. You can now create and post 1-second videos. My parent’s generation put a man on the moon. My generation built an app to post 1-second looping video clips.
Please don’t. Please don’t take the time to create 1-second videos. If you think it’s not harmful I disagree. You don’t get the time back that it takes to capture that “perfect second”.
You can waste your life.
You can waste your life being distracted by the endless options to talk about life instead of living it.
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I waste massive portions of my life and I’m tired of it. Aren’t you tired of it too?
Your life is too important to spend it making 1-second videos.
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How do we waste so much time?
Open tabs in your browser.
They waste your life, 1-second, 140 characters or one filtered picture at a time. They don’t have control though, you do.
It’s ok to create digital content but are you using it as an outlet for a life you’re living or as a substitute for living a good life?
Not all things that are permissible are beneficial.
Skip the app. Do something that matters with those minutes because that 1-second app takes a lot longer than 1-second to use.
Read a book that makes you think. Listen to your heart and ask yourself how healthy it is. Ask your spouse about the condition of their heart. Call someone to encourage them. Anyone, about anything.
We get one life. Don’t waste it on 1-second videos.